Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

MISSION STATEMENT: The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization whose mission is to promote marriage, gender and human equality through education, advocacy, social media, and visual protest.

On November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new political and protest organizations being formed in response.

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska
and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest.

Nine years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 56,000 faces and continues to grow at an exponential rate. The campaign began with portraits of everyday Californians from all walks of life and soon rose to include politicians, military personnel, newlyweds, law enforcement, artists, celebrities, and many more from across the globe.

While inspired by the passage of Prop 8 and the fight for marriage equality, the scope of the NOH8 Campaign has grown to stand against discrimination and bullying of all kinds. The message of 'No Hate' can be interpreted and applied broadly, and everyone can relate to the message of NOH8 in their own way.

The NOH8 Campaign has received overwhelming support from around the world, and has appeared in various local and national news programs and publications. The images are widely used on various social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to proudly show support for equal rights.

To date, NOH8 Campaign has hosted official photo shoots in 48 of the 50 United States (plus D.C.) and 20 countries around the world. While our work continues here in the US, we must not forget that there are still places around the world where simply being who you are means living in fear for your life every single day. Our mission to promote love, acceptance and respect for all human beings will continue in pursuit of #NOH8Worldwide.




The NOH8 Campaign is a charitable organization registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation. Funds raised by the NOH8 Campaign are used to promote and raise awareness for Marriage Equality and anti-discrimination on a global level through an educational and interactive media campaign. You can view the NOH8 Campaign's Form 990's here.

The NOH8 logo is a registered trademark of the NOH8 Campaign ( www.noh8campaign.com )

Copyright © 2015 NOH8 Campaign. All rights reserved


Does the NOH8 campaign do photoshoots only in the states? cuz i'm from hawaii, but i live in japan and i really want to participate!

snapcracklepoptart95 03/07/2010 06:42

Can you come to the Uk please?

Blaise King 03/07/2010 18:23

Please come to Dallas, Tx!!

Jasper Medellin 03/08/2010 03:12

Denver Co?

Dj Alex 03/11/2010 10:14

Please please please come to the Dallas, Texas area!

Zadi 03/12/2010 00:10

New Hampshire would be lovely but if you guys came to boston that would be cool too! It would be great if you guys did a tour!!

Glen McCluskey 03/21/2010 00:40

Alberta,Canada is waiting for you ♥ Hope u come do a photo shoot in calgary soon !

Brook 03/22/2010 05:00

Westfield State College in Westfield, MA would love to do a photo shoot

Corey North 03/25/2010 19:08

Please come and do a photo shoot in Roanoke, VA. I know there are plenty of supporters out this way. And thanks for coming up with this campaigne....great job.

Anthony Hendricks 03/25/2010 21:47

Please come to Los Angeles!!

Ericka Frazier 03/25/2010 23:21


David Terrell 03/26/2010 21:14

Come to the Carolinas!

Christopher Graham 03/27/2010 21:12

please come back to NY!!!!!! so many of us missed you and would love to be a part = )

Takira Victorin 03/28/2010 16:29

come to Minnesota!

Kiana Washington 03/29/2010 00:03

yes!!! come to DC... please!!!!!!!!!!

Ja-mel Whitaker 04/01/2010 07:48

I would love to have a photo of myself for this.. supporting this campaign all the way!
England, Birmingham please come :-)

Aaliyah howe 04/01/2010 20:54

i am a huge support
please come to canada to do a shoot! gay marriage may be legal here but it doesnt mean people are supportive of if! i will go to any state in the u.s and show my support! as i will be ording my NOH8 bracelet!
i want to fight for all marriages to be legal

Amanda Hunter 04/06/2010 22:34

Photo shoot in Minnesota!!!!!!!!!!!

keonte davis 04/07/2010 02:47


keonte davis 04/08/2010 03:13

Can you come to a small town in Wisconsin?? Please email me lapaz79@yahoo.com Thank you!

Miriam Ouellette 04/09/2010 00:47

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